Online parenting skills program shields children from adverse effects of divorce

A randomized controlled trial conducted by scientists in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology has shown that an online parenting program for divorcing or separating parents reduces interparental conflict, improves quality of parenting, and decreases children’s anxiety and depression symptoms. The reduction in interparental conflict quality was stronger the outcome of in-person versions of the same program that are based on decades of research. The findings, published in Family Court Review, were based on parent and child reports.